A streamwise upwind algorithm for the Euler and Navier-Stokes equations applied to transonic flows
- Goorjian, Peter M.
- Sep 1, 1988.
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- A new algorithm was developed for the Euler and Navier-Stokes equations that uses upwind differencing based on the streawise direction. This algorithm is time accurate and can be used in codes for calculating unsteady transonic flows over wings. Such codes can be used for the flutter analysis of wings. In this algorithm, the coordinate system is locally rotated to align with the streamwise direction. For differencing the convective terms in the streamwise direction, a new form of flux splitting is employed, in which the biasing depends on the local Mach number. In the plane perpendicular to the stream direction, the new flux splitting uses the condition of no flow in that local plane. By using a locally rotated coordinate system, the convective flux vector biasing depends on the total Mach number. Hence, the switching of the flux vector biasing occurs across shock waves and the proper domain of dependence is used in supersonic regions. For comparison, many other upwind methods switch differencing based on Mach number of shock waves in multidimensional flows. The formulas for the convective flux vector differencing do not contain any user specified parameters. So, the amount of numerical dissipation is automatically determined.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19880020367.
Accession ID: 88N29751.
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